Here are the results from Election Day
By: Brendan Meeker | Published: November 8, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Texans went to the polls to vote on propositions for the State Constitution. Here are the results.
Proposition 1: No
This proposition allowed municipal judges to be able to serve multiple municipalities at once. This proposition was rejected overwhelmingly by 65 percent of voters. It was the only proposition to be rejected at the polls.
Proposition 2: Yes
Proposition 2 allowed the Texas Water Development Board to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects in areas where median household income is at or below 75 percent of the statewide median income level. This proposition won by 66 percent of voters.
Proposition 3: Yes
This amendment allowed the legislature to create temporary property tax exemptions for people with property damage in governor-declared disaster areas. This measure was approved by 85 percent of voters on Tuesday.
Proposition 4: Yes
This proposition made it harder for future lawmakers to collect a personal state income tax, and was passed by 74 percent of voters.
Proposition 5: Yes
This proposition designates all revenue from sporting goods sales tax to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission. Nearly 90 percent voted in favor of this amendment.
Proposition 6: Yes
This amendment allowed the legislature to up the maximum amount of bonds it can issue for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to $6 billion. This proposition was approved by 64 percent of voters.
Proposition 7: Yes
This allowed the State Board of Education, the General Land Office, and other entities to increase the amount of revenue they are able to give to the Available School Fund each year. It was approved by 74 percent of constituents.
Proposition 8: Yes
This amendment creates a flood infrastructure fund that the Texas Water Development Board could use to finance flood mitigation, drainage, and flood control projects after a disaster. This amendment passed by 78 percent on Election Day.
Proposition 9: Yes
This proposition allows the legislature to exempt property taxes for precious metals in state depositories. It was the closest race and was passed by 52 percent.
Proposition 10: Yes
This amendment allows former handlers and qualified caretakers to adopt retired law enforcement animals. This was the clearest win of the night, as 94 percent of voters passed this amendment.